Re: [Rd] An update of the Distribustions man page

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 14:12:02 +0200

>>>>> Christophe Dutang <dutangc_at_gmail.com> >>>>> on Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:03:06 +0200 writes:

> Dear list, I would like to suggest a small update the
> ?Distributions man page of the stats package. The current
> version contains the following line.

> The CRAN package \pkg{SuppDists} for additional distributions.

> I think it would be better to put in this man page a link to the
> CRAN task view on Distributions
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/views/Distributions.html. It is
> not true that the SuppDists package alone contains distributions
> which are not implemented in R base.

> Could it be possible to modify this sentence?

Yes, I have done so now.
The Distributions task view is indeed much more comprehensive than just the SuppDists package ... which indeed used to be the first (or one of the..) CRAN package extending distributions functionality.

> I don't know if there are other overview man pages in R related
> to other task views? But a link to the task views on those man
> pages could increase the popularity of the CRAN task views.

Good point.... Up to now I haven't take time to look through the R sources for such candidate pages.

Suggestions are welcome.

> Kind regards
> Christophe

Thank you for the suggestion, Christophe!

Martin Maechler,
ETH Zurich

> --
> Christophe DUTANG
> Ph. D. student at ISFA, Lyon, France



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